Emme Pike reaches for trash on the side of Blake Street in Lewiston on Saturday. She and about a dozen other members of her Bates College swimming and diving team joined nearly 100 other people who turned out for Lewiston's spring "Citywide Litter Pick-up Day." Credit: Russ Dillingham / Sun Journal via AP

Today is Tuesday. Temperatures will be in the 40s, with a chance for snow, sleet or rain throughout the state. Here’s what we’re talking about in Maine today.

The latest on the coronavirus in Maine

The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention will update the latest COVID-19 cases from the weekend by 9:30 a.m. Check out our tracker for more information.

On Monday, a federal judge in Florida overturned the mask mandate in place for public transportation, which includes buses and planes, saying that the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention failed to provide a reason for extending the mandate to May 18 amid the surge in “stealth omicron” cases.

A guide to the $850 relief checks on their way to most Mainers this year

Eligible Mainers could start receiving them as soon as June if the Legislature approves them as expected this week.

Workers from Massachusetts helped drive pandemic migration to Maine

Maine also saw hundreds of new workers from as far off as California and only lost workers on net to six states.

Tenants of accused fraudster didn’t have a toilet when they moved in

When Star Latti and her husband Wayne moved into their Main Street apartment, there was no toilet, exposed wires and unreliable hot water.

Here are Portland’s oldest surviving food makers from 1768 to today

With Portland’s kaleidoscopic food scene, it may pass your mind that there a handful of food makers that have been around for generations.

A cupcake shop that speaks for itself is among the new businesses the midcoast has to offer

Whether you’re looking for a sweet treat, a comforting gift or a memorable dining experience, here’s what you can expect from these new additions.

Maine seaweed farmer aims to help aquaculture grow more lucrative ocean plants through new method

Sarah Redmond, the owner of Springtide Seaweed in Frenchman Bay, has set out to develop a new method of farming dulse and nori.

Behind the scenes of the Maine Legislature’s fight over tribal rights and sports betting

Snarls around the complex and emotional issue of tribal rights have marked the short legislative session ahead of the 2022 state election.

ALSO: Supreme Court denies Penobscot appeals over river regulation

Ford Bronco finally removed from Bar Harbor tidal flats after 2 days

A 2021 Ford Bronco had been stuck in the tidal path and mudflats off of Bar Harbor since Saturday.

How an electric school bus would work in Aroostook County

Although electric vehicles haven’t become popular in The County yet, two school districts are hoping to change that — with electric buses.

UMaine baseball off to its best conference start since 2013

The Black Bears are 12-3 and atop the conference standings, going 9-0 on the road, in the best season start since 2013.

Maine’s top Boston Marathon finishers celebrate the race’s return to Patriots’ Day

Rob Gomez of Biddeford and Sarah Mulcahy of Fort Kent are believed to be Maine’s top finishers at the Boston Marathon in 2:34:01 and 2:50:45, respectively.

If you’re overwhelmed by Maine’s murky PFAS crisis, you’re not alone

The best way to combat PFAS anxiety is to stay educated about the current issues, and stay up-to-date on product labeling, experts say.

In other Maine news …

Maine band Ghost of Paul Revere has announced it is breaking up

Yes, Maine will be getting snow on Tuesday

6 ways to make seedling containers to start your plants

Caribou taking steps to remedy hundreds of dangerous, blighted properties in city

3 Maine Atlantic salmon waters among America’s ‘most endangered rivers’

3 former UMaine men’s hockey players transfer to other Division I schools

UMaine students who won pitch competition want to give internet users control over their data

Man seriously injured in head-on Harpswell crash

Houlton community mourns passing of iconic downtown book store owner

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Leela Stockley

Leela Stockley is an alumna of the University of Maine. She was raised in northern Maine, and loves her cat Wesley, her puppy Percy and staying active in the Maine outdoors.